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Jobless claims rise, but labor market healing
MSNBC ^

Posted on 03/08/2012 5:48:47 AM PST by Perdogg

Edited on 03/08/2012 6:09:19 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week, a government report showed on Thursday, but not enough to change perceptions that the labor market was strengthening.

Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 362,000, the Labor Department said. Even with the increase, claims are still near their lowest in four years.

Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims unchanged at 351,000 last week. The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of labor market trends, edged up 250 to 355,000 - still near a four-year low.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: jobless; joblessclaims; loweredexpectations; obamanomics; recovery; unemployment; unexpected
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1 posted on 03/08/2012 5:48:50 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

I like the “but not enough to change perceptions that the labor market was strengthening” line right behind it, though.

These people will say anything to get Dear Reader elected again.


2 posted on 03/08/2012 5:51:08 AM PST by woweeitsme
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To: Perdogg

MSNBC where bad economic news is always “unexpected” yet to us is always expected to be labeled unxpected.


3 posted on 03/08/2012 5:52:11 AM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: woweeitsme
These people will say anything

It truly is disgusting, isn't it? He can do no wrong in the eyes of the press. They are a disgrace to the profession.

4 posted on 03/08/2012 5:53:08 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Perdogg
New claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, a government report showed on Thursday, but not enough to change perceptions propaganda that the labor market was strengthening.

There, fixed it. A little early to know any one's perceptions.

5 posted on 03/08/2012 5:55:28 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Romney just makes me tired all over.)
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To: Perdogg

6 posted on 03/08/2012 5:56:17 AM PST by massmike (Ma. Voters: A vote tomorrow for Santorum is the "no to gay marriage" vote you were denied in 2007!)
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To: woweeitsme
Perceptions by whom?

Initial Claims Miss Expectations, Rise For Third Consecutive Week For First Time Since August 2010

7 posted on 03/08/2012 5:56:20 AM PST by fhayek
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To: Perdogg
Stop! Stop!

I can't drink any more!

8 posted on 03/08/2012 5:58:26 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Perdogg

And if it was a Republican in office right now, the headline would be:

Due to antiquated right-wing economic policies, unemployment claims rose by 8,000 this week, as expected.


9 posted on 03/08/2012 5:59:51 AM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (God is dead - William Hamilton....William Hamilton is dead - God (And he means it))
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To: Perdogg

RECOVERY!!!!

oh...
wait....


10 posted on 03/08/2012 6:03:23 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Perdogg
We should hold any optimism until we get some perspective on business sentiment because BUSINESSES ARE THE ONES WHO HIRE.

According to Business Insider:

the latest announcement from the NFIB is not good.

The organization that represents small businesses says net new job creation among their members was rather poor in February.

Granted, this is just based on a random 642 member survey, but still, not the kind of confirmatory data you'd like to see.

There was actually a very big decline in the net number of new firms planning on adding workers.



And the number of workers per firm barely gained.



And there was an uptick in the number of firms planning on cutting workers ( here in NY where I live, the largest Investment banks are still in CUTTING MODE ).




11 posted on 03/08/2012 6:05:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: Perdogg

unexpectedly


12 posted on 03/08/2012 6:06:46 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Perdogg

Isn’t it racist to notice anything that would negatively impact the Obama administration? < / sarc, as if needed >


13 posted on 03/08/2012 6:09:44 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Perdogg
But, but, but... the economy's getting better. Both CNN and MSDNC say so.
14 posted on 03/08/2012 6:10:17 AM PST by Josh Painter ("We intend to change Washington, not accomodate it." - Newt Gingrich)
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To: Perdogg

If they give some sort of award for “Non-sequitur Headline of the Year”, PMSNBC has just won it.


15 posted on 03/08/2012 6:20:16 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Perdogg

Polishing turds is a nasty job but MSNBC seems to relish it.


16 posted on 03/08/2012 6:23:54 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: woweeitsme

Also the 4 week avg is quite a bit lower...what will they say next week when the good week rolls off? The 5 week average is what really matters?

Also I like that they say “NEAR” a 4 year low. What what is it?


17 posted on 03/08/2012 6:24:21 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Non-sequitur? Hardly, just a spelling error...

Jobless claims rise, but labor market HEELING... to liberals demands that it improve anyway

18 posted on 03/08/2012 6:27:09 AM PST by C210N
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To: Perdogg

Am I tarded or does this sound ridiculous to everyone?

“””Despite the rise in claims last week, labor market conditions are improving and the government is expected to report on Friday that the economy had a third straight month of solid job gains in February.””””


19 posted on 03/08/2012 6:30:35 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: Perdogg

Talk about polishing a turd.


20 posted on 03/08/2012 6:40:24 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Perdogg

That is not urine on your leg, it is raining.


21 posted on 03/08/2012 6:52:24 AM PST by glorgau
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To: Perdogg

A headline straight out of “1984.”


22 posted on 03/08/2012 6:53:33 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Perdogg

Memorandum for the Record

From: Ministry of Truth
To: Lowly Unwashed Masses of New America

Subject: Directed Thought of the Day

As ordered, you are directed to believe the employment situation in New America is continuing to improve, regardless of reports surfacing today that may indicate otherwise.

You are further directed to maintain a countenance of happiness, euphoria and total faith in the benevolent leadership and guidance of The One and His assigns.

Noncompliance with these orders are regarded as crimes against the State and are tantamount to directly offending The One, resulting in swift, natural-cause action against you.

That is all. Proceed with approved activities until promulgation of further direction.


23 posted on 03/08/2012 6:53:41 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Perdogg

labor dept is full of career Democrats. Michael Barone said a few years ago that upwards of 90% of all govt employees in Washington were Democrats... Need I say more


24 posted on 03/08/2012 6:55:46 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Perdogg
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week, a government report showed on Thursday, but not enough to change perceptions that the labor market was strengthening.

MSNBC in 1935: "The Dust Bowl storms continued into their 27th month, but not enough to change perceptions that the drought was ending."

MSNBC in 1945: "The two nuclear weapons convinced Japan to surrender, but not enough to change perceptions that the War in the Pacific was ending."

MSNBC actually has negative-credibility.

25 posted on 03/08/2012 6:56:55 AM PST by Lazamataz (I'm a slut.)
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To: ScottinVA

....and the chocolate ration has been increased from 20 grams to 18 grams.


26 posted on 03/08/2012 6:59:24 AM PST by spokeshave (Dole/McCain/Romney losers all....NEWT is da Man)
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To: Perdogg

all of your perception are belong to us.


27 posted on 03/08/2012 7:08:36 AM PST by John 3_19-21
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To: Perdogg
The labor market is "healing"? What an oddly fuzzy bit of personification!

In other news, gas prices gave me a reach-around the other day.

28 posted on 03/08/2012 7:12:13 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: woweeitsme
"I say this to people, and they know who they are....................It is better to look good than to be good my friends. and...You (the economy) look Marvelous!
29 posted on 03/08/2012 7:14:17 AM PST by John 3_19-21
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To: Perdogg

“Unexpected” has changed to “Seasonal”


30 posted on 03/08/2012 7:16:45 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Perdogg

If MSDNC is talking about government jobs, they the last half is probably technically correct.


31 posted on 03/08/2012 7:19:36 AM PST by matt04
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To: woweeitsme

“I like the “but not enough to change perceptions that the labor market was strengthening” line right behind it, though.’

Title should be: Jobless claims rise, but not enough to change liberal perceptions that Obama is the best POTUS ever.


32 posted on 03/08/2012 7:34:24 AM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: tcrlaf

Recovery? It will be completed when nobody has any weeks left to file for. Then unemployment will be close to zero. What a claim obie can make then huh? My wife is no longer on the books since she quit filing so she must be employed right? How can people keep accepting this crap? Ooops! I forgot. Promises of green jobs must be the cure all. LOL! I think that means envy of those that actually succeed in life which apparently is now a sin of the worst kind. Punishable by higher taxation.


33 posted on 03/08/2012 7:54:48 AM PST by rktman
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To: Perdogg

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week, a government report showed on Thursday, but not enough to change perceptions that the labor market was strengthening.

Isn’t that the equivalent of saying a girl is just a little bit pregnant? (i.e. makes no sense to the point of being untrue?


34 posted on 03/08/2012 7:55:54 AM PST by desertfreedom765
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To: Perdogg

Duncan Hunter on FOX saying, if you factor in everything, the real unemployment number is 10%. He proposing a bill to get the ‘real numbers’ with the people that have given up looking for work factored in. Also, he said there are many people who have gone from their long term good job with good pay, etc, who were laid off and are now working part time just to survive. How do you factor them in? What a mess with this anti-capitalist, anti-small business potus. November 6, 2012 America!


35 posted on 03/08/2012 8:19:01 AM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Perdogg
Yea, that's the ticket. Unemployment rises but things are just rosy.
36 posted on 03/08/2012 8:20:53 AM PST by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: All
Hunter Introduces Legislation to Recognize TRUE Unemployment
37 posted on 03/08/2012 8:26:43 AM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Perdogg

“Jobless claims rise, but labor market healing”

“Fake but Accurate”


38 posted on 03/08/2012 8:38:41 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: brownsfan

I’m sure msnbc would have the exact same headline if a Republican was in office, lmao.


39 posted on 03/08/2012 8:50:30 AM PST by corlorde (Drone strikes: the preferred method of killing by Nobel peace prize winners since 2009)
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To: Perdogg

This must be what its like to be on a bad acid trip...only it doesn’t appear to be subsiding.


40 posted on 03/08/2012 9:00:28 AM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Perdogg

but not enough to change perceptions that the labor market was strengthening........................................... Sure! The talking points from the “Ministry of Propaganda”. We need a radio station that has a clock ticking tick tock and a voice over saying: “Every 7 seconds, another American is out of work.”.


41 posted on 03/08/2012 9:10:05 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: Perdogg

Somehow this story from MSNBC reminds me of an old spoof TV ad from MADtv that touted the preposterous advertising claim of “Spishak Cholestra - 10% less anal leakage”.

The Obama Administration is bringing us new jobless claims that feature “10% less anal leakage”, and laughably, MSNBC wants us all to know that despite what you think, that little inconvenient factoid means that the outlook for the economy is bright and getting better all the time (all hail the mighty Obama).


42 posted on 03/08/2012 9:42:41 AM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Perdogg

Only in Obamaland! Up is down dontja know??


43 posted on 03/08/2012 9:44:28 AM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Perdogg

Today Rush commented on this story early in his program.


44 posted on 03/08/2012 9:45:06 AM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: fhayek
Perceptions by whom?

Exactly.

All politics is local (and personal). When the local news is deluged with reports of layoffs, closures, etc., and when people in one's immediate circle are suffering the actual affects of Obamanomics, the Big Lie loses its effectiveness.

45 posted on 03/08/2012 9:55:39 AM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: Perdogg
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week, a government report showed on Thursday, but not enough to change perceptions that the labor market was strengthening.

That economic ship will sail any day now!


46 posted on 03/08/2012 10:12:38 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: woweeitsme

Nothing but propaganda 24x7 between now and election day.


47 posted on 03/08/2012 11:02:32 AM PST by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: Perdogg

Memorandum for the Record

From: Ministry of Truth
To: Lowly Unwashed Masses of New America

Subject: Directed Thought of the Day

As ordered, you are directed to believe the employment situation in New America is continuing to improve, regardless of reports surfacing today that may indicate otherwise.

You are further directed to maintain a countenance of happiness, euphoria and total faith in the benevolent leadership and guidance of The One and His assigns.

Noncompliance with these orders are regarded as crimes against the State and are tantamount to directly offending The One, resulting in swift, natural-cause action against you.

That is all. Proceed with approved activities until promulgation of further direction.


48 posted on 03/08/2012 11:31:06 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: COBOL2Java

With that pic, I couldn’t help but be reminded of that joke, “Why are camels called ‘ships of the desert?’”


49 posted on 03/08/2012 11:35:19 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: Perdogg
but not enough to change perceptions that the labor market was strengthening.

Shameless Fellatio of the Day Award ™

50 posted on 03/08/2012 11:50:48 AM PST by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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